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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » March 8th, 2017, 7:37 am

Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain

What is this?

Well... it's pornography.

Not sure if anyone is -- *ahem* -- adventurous enough to record this, but I thought I should throw it out there, if there's any interest. This is another one of those books with an exceedingly low print run that I'm shocked has a PDF scan out there. And it's certainly an LGBT staple... in one way or another.
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Post by DACSoft » March 8th, 2017, 8:32 am

ChuckW wrote:Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain
For anyone "adventurous" enough, an ebook of this one was recently produced for PG (not by me, although I proofread a small part of it at DP :) ) and located here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53964

Don

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Post by ChuckW » March 8th, 2017, 9:05 am

DACSoft wrote:
ChuckW wrote:Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain
For anyone "adventurous" enough, an ebook of this one was recently produced for PG (not by me, although I proofread a small part of it at DP :) ) and located here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53964

Don
Whoa! Awesome! Thanks for brining this up!

(Also: whooooooa, this book is raunchy!)
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Post by VfkaBT » March 8th, 2017, 2:36 pm

I think I would include the first chapter in a collection of general erotica (alongside Casanova's memoirs, Marquis de Sade, Boccaccio, de Maupassant, Balzac, et al), but the second chapter is just too graphic. Can't see this being done as a whole book for LV.
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Post by adonis » March 8th, 2017, 11:29 pm

VfkaBT wrote:I think I would include the first chapter in a collection of general erotica (alongside Casanova's memoirs, Marquis de Sade, Boccaccio, de Maupassant, Balzac, et al)
There's clearly a hunger for this kind of material. "To His Mistress Going To Bed) is going viral (for Librivox) and "To His Coy Mistress" is also extremely popular. The key word would be erotic, rather than pornographic, with its assumption of an emotional component. To the list offered above might be added letters of Lovelace, from "Clarissa" or a chapter of "Venus Infers". You might also add "The Reeve's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales, or that pleasing speech of Iago's in "Othello" about sleeping with Cassio. At least ih my opinion.

Sincerely,
Tony Addison.

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Post by ChuckW » March 10th, 2017, 8:38 am

Yeah, um... I will say, certain aspects of Victorian erotica (both heterosexual and otherwise) can often make them fairly unpalatable and unpleasant. But who knows? Perhaps someone is feeling particularly brave (if that's the right word).

On the other hand, here's a far less controversial suggestion:

The Rebel of the Family, by E. Lynn Linton

Here's a summary:
The Rebel of the Family (1880) is the first New Woman novel by Eliza Lynn Linton. Perdita Winstanley, the novel’s protagonist, struggles to balance the competing demands of her snobbish, conservative mother and sisters, her radical friends in the women’s rights movement, and an admirable but low-born chemist and his family. The Rebel of the Family also includes what is perhaps the first literary portrait of the late-Victorian lesbian community in London, featuring Bell Blount and her “little wife” Connie.
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Post by adonis » March 10th, 2017, 9:23 am

This doesn't appear to be in the catalogue. PD in the USA it says and often mentioned side by side with The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Part attributed to Oscar Wilde. Nobody knows for sure.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Teleny,_or_The_Reverse_of_the_Medal

By the way, VfkaBT there's an excellent Audible recording of Dhalgren by Stefan Rudnicki I'm listening to at present (got a £4.50 a throw deal on for me, otherwise very expensive).

Sincerely,
Tony A.

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Post by Elizabby » March 11th, 2017, 2:35 pm

adonis wrote:This doesn't appear to be in the catalogue. PD in the USA it says and often mentioned side by side with The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Part attributed to Oscar Wilde. Nobody knows for sure.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Teleny,_or_The_Reverse_of_the_Medal
I'm sure this one has been mentioned before - but it's not on PG and I can't find a source text for it.

The few quotes I have come across while looking for a full text source suggest this is fully and frankly pornographic (despite the descriptions I keep reading around the internet) so I'm unlikely to BC it myself but it would be nice to have it for the Wilde collection - according to my reading he was involved in the writing of it even if he didn't write it all himself.

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Post by prosfilaes » March 12th, 2017, 9:35 pm

Elizabby wrote:
adonis wrote:This doesn't appear to be in the catalogue. PD in the USA it says and often mentioned side by side with The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Part attributed to Oscar Wilde. Nobody knows for sure.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Teleny,_or_The_Reverse_of_the_Medal
I'm sure this one has been mentioned before - but it's not on PG and I can't find a source text for it.

The few quotes I have come across while looking for a full text source suggest this is fully and frankly pornographic (despite the descriptions I keep reading around the internet) so I'm unlikely to BC it myself but it would be nice to have it for the Wilde collection - according to my reading he was involved in the writing of it even if he didn't write it all himself.
The text is right there on Wikisource, which links to this scan on Commons which links to the U. of British Columbia source.

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Post by VfkaBT » March 13th, 2017, 11:39 am

adonis wrote:This doesn't appear to be in the catalogue. PD in the USA it says and often mentioned side by side with The Sins of the Cities of the Plain. Part attributed to Oscar Wilde. Nobody knows for sure.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Teleny,_or_The_Reverse_of_the_Medal

By the way, VfkaBT there's an excellent Audible recording of Dhalgren by Stefan Rudnicki I'm listening to at present (got a £4.50 a throw deal on for me, otherwise very expensive).

Sincerely,
Tony A.
chapter 1, page 34 -- I may never hear the word 'birdie' again without blushing.

Thanks for the info, Tony. Delany's one of my favorite sf writers. One of my brother John's first gigs as an illustrator was in his 'Distant Stars' anthology. The cat he drew was based on his own pet, named Grunder. ;)
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Post by DACSoft » May 23rd, 2018, 10:10 am

Update (FYI):

I've submitted Left to Themselves to PG last night, and the ebook was posted this morning (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57203).

Having decided to also record this book as a solo for LV, I went ahead and created a new project this morning (viewtopic.php?f=28&t=70401).

Thanks to everyone for your interest,
Don
DACSoft wrote:
February 28th, 2017, 9:45 am
ChuckW wrote:Either way, someone should really do Prime-Stevenson's Left to Themselves as a solo project. It's available online and definitely deserves inclusion on this list, regardless of how "implicit" its central romance might be.
FYI.

I've obtained a copyright clearance for this one and plan to run it through DP and submit the ebook to PG. Once completed, I may solo the project here (and once one of my 2 in-progress projects are completed).

Don
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Post by adaptation » July 20th, 2018, 10:21 am

DACSoft wrote:
March 8th, 2017, 8:32 am
ChuckW wrote:Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain
For anyone "adventurous" enough, an ebook of this one was recently produced for PG (not by me, although I proofread a small part of it at DP :) ) and located here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53964

Don
I would be happy to take this one on, if nobody minds that I'm a woman!

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Post by ChuckW » July 20th, 2018, 11:16 am

adaptation wrote:
July 20th, 2018, 10:21 am
DACSoft wrote:
March 8th, 2017, 8:32 am
ChuckW wrote:Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain
For anyone "adventurous" enough, an ebook of this one was recently produced for PG (not by me, although I proofread a small part of it at DP :) ) and located here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53964

Don
I would be happy to take this one on, if nobody minds that I'm a woman!
Let me know if you do. I brought it up, so I might as well PL the dang thing.
Help Us Finish These Projects:
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The Book of American Negro Poetry (multiple authors)
The Vampire; or, The Bride of the Isles (J.R. Planché)

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Post by adaptation » July 20th, 2018, 11:53 am

ChuckW wrote:
July 20th, 2018, 11:16 am
adaptation wrote:
July 20th, 2018, 10:21 am
DACSoft wrote:
March 8th, 2017, 8:32 am

For anyone "adventurous" enough, an ebook of this one was recently produced for PG (not by me, although I proofread a small part of it at DP :) ) and located here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53964

Don
I would be happy to take this one on, if nobody minds that I'm a woman!
Let me know if you do. I brought it up, so I might as well PL the dang thing.
I'm not inexperienced at this sort of thing, but I am new to Librivox, so I'm going to record a short story first and then take a stab at this. :)

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Post by Twinkle88 » July 20th, 2018, 5:27 pm

ChuckW wrote:
March 8th, 2017, 7:37 am
Alright, look... this certainly isn't great literature by any means, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention it.

The Sins of the Cities of the Plain

What is this?

Well... it's pornography.

Not sure if anyone is -- *ahem* -- adventurous enough to record this, but I thought I should throw it out there, if there's any interest. This is another one of those books with an exceedingly low print run that I'm shocked has a PDF scan out there. And it's certainly an LGBT staple... in one way or another.
Just thought I'd throw out my differing opinion: We shouldn't record pornographic works. It's not a legacy worth continuing.

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